Tottenham Hotspur were linked with a whole host of players over the summer transfer window.
One player who was heavily rumoured to the on the radar of the North London club was Bruno Fernandes.
The Sporting Lisbon midfielder has now claimed that he was blocked from making a summer switch to the Champions League finalists by his current club.
Sky Sports claim that the five-year contract which Fernandes signed last summer included a £31million transfer release clause, however, Sporting were holding out for around £60million.
Fernandes revealed that he had already agreed on personal terms ahead of his dream move to the Premier League but insists that he respects the decision that Sporting made to reject Tottenham’s offer.
He caught the eye last season having scored an impressive 32 goals in 50 matches for Sporting from midfield.
Instead, Tottenham ended up signing Giovani Lo Celso on loan from Real Betis on transfer deadline day.
“I never made any big demands, my manager was always dealing with the financials. It was and is my goal to play in England, Sporting you know that, everyone knows that, and there were conditions for things to be done.
“But Sporting understood that the value was not enough and I have to respect the decision.”
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